This Quote Can Be a Guide to a More Fulfilling Life

Adrian S. Potter
2 min readNov 19, 2023

Passions, bloopers, and fear.

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The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

“The only thing you can do in this life is pursue your passions, celebrate your bloopers, and never stop following your fear.”

- Grace Helbig

Internet personality and comedian Grace Helbig’s quote encourages a positive and proactive approach to life. Let’s break it down to evaluate the sum of its parts.

Pursue Your Passions.

This suggests we should actively seek out the things we love and feel enthusiastic about. It encourages us to focus on the activities and pursuits that bring us joy and fulfillment.

Obsess about all the good in this world — instead of fixating on what seems wrong.

Celebrate Your Bloopers.

“Bloopers” typically refer to our mistakes or errors. In this context, it means we should not be afraid of making mistakes. Instead, we should embrace them as part of the personal growth process and find humor or lessons in our missteps.

We inevitably learn more from our screwups than our successes. Our losses have value and should be appreciated almost as much as our wins.

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Never Stop Following Your Fear.

This is an interesting twist on the common advice to “face your fears.” It suggests fear can work as a compass pointing us in the right direction.

Instead of avoiding fear, we often need to follow it. Sometimes the things that terrify us the most can lead us to valuable and transformative experiences.

Final Note.

“The only thing you can do in this life is pursue your passions, celebrate your bloopers, and never stop following your fear.”

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Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity · www.adrianspotter.com